Maybe this is old news, it wasn't to me. Does anyone know when this will come out in the US and Canada? http://wwwp.medtronic.com/Newsroom/NewsReleaseDetails.do?itemId=1243846683144&lang=en_UK http://www.medtronic.co.uk/your-health/diabetes/device/insulin-pumps/paradigm-veo-pump/index.htm
I haven't heard anything yet but I was really disappointed not to see "waterproof" as one of the new features... Awww who am I kidding - now that my pump and Nav share the same software... I'm probably not going anywhere *sigh*
I will ask my rep and see if she's heard anything... I keep meaning to do that anyhow... Let me know if you see anything posted on release dates!
I saw our local Minimed rep last week and he showed me a CD presentation with all the future things they're working on. He said a Paradigm 523/723 should be out in the next year and the only difference he really pointed out was the low sensors shutting off the pump, and a more streamlined sensor calibration. He said don't expect any revolutionary changes.
Within 2 years though they're planning to stop producing the Paradigm and release a new pump under a different name, which will have a portrait orientantion rather than the current landscape horizontal orientation, sort of like the Deltec Cozmo had. It will have a color screen and the menus will receive an update akin to the change from the 508 to the Paradigms. There were pics of what it's supposed to look like--it looked a lot prettier than the Paradigm--but it could be completely different by the time it comes out.
They're also working on a tubeless pump. They don't see tubeless pumps as the future because the limited amount of insulin they hold. They see the future of pump therapy sales for type 2's so they need something that holds more insulin. Their version is supposed to be 30% smaller than the Omnipod pod. Working with the FDA to see if they can use more concentrated insulin to use less space. The tubeless pump will come with a touchscreen PDA like the iPhone. I don't remember the features, or when it's supposed to come out.
Also they've developed a all-in-one infusion set/glucose sensor called "The Swan", it's in clinical trials right now, and we should see it within 2 years.
That's all I remember, but it was definitely exciting to hear. I'll be waiting for that new line of tubed pumps before I choose to upgrade. And I'm still rockin' the Minimed 508. :)